RSL sub-branch gets films funded

Alpine Observer - - News -

BRIGHT RSL has been suc­cess­ful in se­cur­ing funds for their 2018 Re­mem­brance Day com­mem­o­ra­tions.

The sub-branch will re­ceive $6,500 to pro­duce its own video and show six World War I films on and around Ar­mistice Day.

The films will be screened at Cloud 9 Cinema in Bright.

“With this year be­ing the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War we were keen to do some­thing that com­mem­o­rated one of the most im­por­tant events in Aus­tralia’s war his­tory,” Bright RSL pres­i­dent Kevin Black said.

The grants were ap­proved by Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans’ Af­fairs Dar­ren Ch­ester as part of the Ar­mistice Cen­te­nary Grant Pro­gram, which al­lo­cates up to $50,000 for projects in each Fed­eral Elec­torate.

An­other seven lo­cal pro- jects had nom­i­nated for grants un­der the pro­gram.

In an­tic­i­pa­tion of a suc­cess­ful grant ap­pli­ca­tion, Bright RSL had film­mak­ers at­tend this year’s An­zac Day ser­vices to gather footage.

They’ll soon do in­ter­views with the sub-branch’s three World War II vet­er­ans and af­fil­i­ate mem­bers for the short film.

Cloud 9 Cinema will also con­trib­ute funds to as­sist with the mak­ing of the film.

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